Good morning boys and girls, I hope you all had a lovely break and hopefully this lockdown won’t go on for too long.
We have a busy day ahead with a numeracy, literacy, health and wellbeing and a technology task, which should get you all online with glow.
It looks like a lot of work, but don’t worry, you don’t have to complete it all! Try to complete the main activity but the other activities are there to ensure you have a variety of things to do, try it all or just what you can manage.
Follow the information below and remember that I am only just a message away and will be posting short clips throughout the day and at 2pm we may even have the opportunity to all meet together. I was with P6 yesterday and they loved their meeting so much, they plan to meet every day!
Online Learning Plan – Primary 1/2 – Tuesday 12th January 2021
Can we start the morning with our prayer to St Fergus?
Our first task this morning is Numeracy
Today we have four activities for our numeracy lesson. Only the main task is compulsory, the other tasks simply take the form of a class lesson and are to ensure enough variety for pupils.
Activity 1 – Warm-up
With all Numeracy tasks we should warm up our brains with an active task;
Stars and Squares
Pentagons, Rectangles, Circles and Triangles
Activity 2 – Mental warm-up
Stars and Squares
Pentagons, Rectangles, Circles and Triangles.
This activity should be verbal with a parent / carer calling out the questions and the pupils offering the answer.
Zeta Maths Mental maths activity – use exercise 1 as a practice, then exercise 2 as a task.
Activity 3 – Main Task
Addition to 10 / 20 using a number line.
L.I. – We are learning to add numbers to make 10 / 20.
We are learning to problem solve by finding the missing number.
S.C. – I can place a number on a number line.
I can “jump” several spaces on a number line.
I can find a missing number in a number sentence.
Start the activity by drawing out a number line to 10 / 20; starting at 0, finishing with 10 / 20 and filling in the missing numbers. The number line strategy is to choose the largest number, position it on the line then jump on the second number to find the answer.
The Challenge Questions are testing your problem-solving skills by finding the missing number.
So in a number sentence like; 15 + ? = 20, the 15 is positioned on the number line and then you jump on to 20, counting the number of jumps and that number is the answer.
Using your number line find the answer to the following questions; there is no need to write the whole number sentence, just the answers.
Stars and Squares
Pentagons (Challenge Questions), Rectangles, Circles and Triangles
- 5 + 4 = 2. 11 + 6 = 3. 9 + 7 = 4. 8 + 3 =
- 15 + 4 = 6. 9 + 9 = 7. 8 + 7 = 8. 13 + 6 =
- 18 + 1 = 10. 17 + 3 =
- 12 + ? = 20 2. 18 + ? = 20 3. 13 + ? = 20 4. 15 + ? = 20
- ? + 10 = 20 6. ? + 15 = 20
Activity 4 – Robot Addition
To finish off numeracy, a quick 5 min game of robot addition, setting the target at which ever level they choose.
After all that maths, a snack and a song (if you can bear it!) will have them ready for the next task;
Task 2 is Literacy
Activity 1 – the Alphabet Song – All groups.
Can the pupils recall the vowel sounds?
The Long and Short vowel song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNwj2_q1ypk
Revision of phonic sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y03uiPd-JTc
Activity 2 –
Apples and Bananas – Main Task – Capital Letters.
Capital letters are always used to start sentences, can you rewrite the following sentences using a capital letter?
- I. – We are learning to use capital letters at the start of a sentence.
S.C. – I can copy a sentence with a capital letter at the start.
I can rewrite a sentence, correcting the capital letter.
Copy the following sentences;
I have a black cat.
My name is James.
I like to play with my best friend at school.
Rewrite the following sentences with a capital letter;
i have a brown dog.
my name is Margaret.
i like to swim in the sea on holiday.
Grapes, Strawberries, Oranges and Kiwis – Main Task – Initial Blends.
When pupils are learning to read and spell they will learn combinations of vowel and consonant letters which although 2 letters, only make 1 sound, these are known as diagraphs. At the start of a word, they are “initial blends” and are made of 2 consonants together. Learning and using these blends help children to hear the sounds in words and spell accurately. These initial blends are;
cl-, bl-, fl-, gl-, sl-, br-, cr-, dr-, fr-, gr-, pr-, tr-, sc-, sm-, sn-, sw-, tw-, sk-, sp-, st-.
Look at the pictures in the worksheet, can you write the words for each picture and choose an initial blend from the list.
L.I. – We are learning to use initial letter blends to spell accurately.
S.C. – I can say and identify initial blends.
I can choose the correct initial blend to spell a word.
I can listen to the sounds in words and write the initial blend.
Activity 3 – Nessy
The link to Nessy will not work without passwords, so to avoid that cut and paste the link below into a web search and it should take you into the first page, lesson 1.
Initial blends is lesson 8, to get there click on the up arrow, beside the gold trophy at the bottom left side of the page. You will see a selection of activity tiles rise up and above them you will see “Letter Sounds” in white type, click the arrow to the right and scroll through until you see Initial Consonants. Start with the strategy tile and work through the stages.
Task 3 – Health and Wellbeing – Whole class.
The Happier January Calendar suggests that we think of someone to share a smile and a chat with, today think of a class friend who you miss and complete the “Smile it Forward” task attached below. Remember to think of what it is you enjoy about your friend, what makes them special! Make a copy of the page and share it please?
Task 4 – Technology – Whole class – you will need your glow login and password
This afternoon I would like to have everyone have a go at logging in to GLOW using their login and password.
Before Christmas and lockdown, I had set up a Google Classroom to focus on technology tasks and enable all pupils to access the new Chromebooks, I understand that all pupils have had their details sent home to them. It would also enable the class to meet and to engage in live learning.
I will be available all day to answer questions and will send instructions in the afternoon to help with getting everyone online around 2pm.
A load of information but message at any time for help.